Five more arrested in $45 million cybercrime scheme -
Five people were arrested and charged on Monday for participating in a worldwide ATM heist that stole $45 million from two Middle East banks.
The Pentagon's bad bookkeeping -
For two decades, the U.S. military has been unable to submit to an audit, flouting federal law and concealing waste and fraud totaling billions of dollars.
Chinese reforms include relaxing the one-child rule for families -
Chinese officials plan to alter the one-child law for the first time in nearly 30 years: The revision could be a step towards abolishing the policy altogether, though its demographic effect may be small.
Alec Baldwin, November 15, 2013. Photo by REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Happening Now: NASA briefing on MAVEN launch to Mars -
MAVEN will teach us more about the atmosphere and climate on Mars, which is critical to understanding if the red planet could have sustained life… or may in the future.
Pennsylvania paper retracts editorial panning Gettysburg Address -
A Pennsylvania newspaper on Thursday retracted an 1863 editorial that dismissed President Abraham Lincoln’s now revered Gettysburg Address delivered during the U.S. Civil War as silly remarks.
Iran putting brakes on nuclear expansion under Rouhani: IAEA report -
Since Hassan Rouhani became president, Iran has stopped expanding its uranium enrichment capacity, a U.N. inspection report showed on Thursday, in a potential boost for diplomacy to end Tehran’s nuclear dispute with the West. The quarterly report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) also said that since August no further major components had been added to a potential plutonium-producing reactor that worries the United States and its allies.
The marked slowdown in the growth of activities of possible use in developing nuclear bombs may be intended to back up Rouhani’s warmer tone towards the West after years of worsening confrontation, and strengthen Tehran’s hand in talks with world powers due to resume on November 20.
The six powers - the United States, France, Germany, Britain, Russia and China - are pressing Iran to curb its nuclear program to ease fears that it may be seeking to develop nuclear weapons, a charge Tehran denies.